NO:ID Festival

NO:ID Festival was first held in 2010. Two full days and evenings / nights of events in Stoke Newington brought together artists from the NO:ID network, and created a truly exciting time.

NO:ID Festival 2010

[Review on Hackney Hive]

Okay you simply can't miss out on this weekend. It's a two day indoor NO:ID festival featuring some of the most cutting edge novel + established acts in musical live performance London's underground has to offer.

Lineup: scroll down or click here

NO:ID festival

The Others, 6-8 Manor Road, N13 5SA

Friday April 16th + Saturday April 17th 2010

All artists have in common that we understand being on stage as being in character, and all projects are famous for combining amazing musicianship with great showmanship.

Friday April 16th is featuring some astonishing acts, mainly acoustic, headlined by the notorious Rude Mechanicals (absurd rock) and the Lonesome Cowboys from Hell, which are somehow Psycho-Country or Country Jazz. Mescaline for Methodists play dancy world fusion to round up the night.

Saturday April 17th is the big party with more electric acts, some newcomers, some new acts by established artists, and the already legendary anarchistwood as headliners who convince with a powerful performance and amazing showmanship. This is a long night full of miracles and surprises, burlesque acts, cabaret, and DJ's until late.

Both nights are moderated by the lovely and amazing Aunty Luxury (Annouchka Bayley), one of directors of Luxury Goods London festival (that's just next weekend so watch this space!!!)

All acts are connected by DJ's and live performances of the unexpected kind (see bottom of page). There will be a bar, and a merchandise and record stall - stall? A bazaar! albums, t-shirts, hoodies, fridge magnets, cycling vests – and NO:ID tops.

Fine art on the walls by Jason Gibilaro, Jason Atomic, Richard Niman, David Porter, Mr Aide, Enzo Apicella, Lewis Campbell, Espira and Oliver Harud.

The venue, The Others, is a fine place managed by Simon, who is a great musician himself, and Adrian, a fine artist curating shows there. Outdoor smoking area, free table football, cosy couches, cocktails and beers.

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8.30pm - Country Dirt:

if there is “alternative country music”, this is it. Crafted with great musicianship, this ensemble questions and transgresses the limits of a genre. Featuring Marianne Hyatt.



9.30pm - Rude Mechanicals:

Absurd rock music, punk funk caberet – musically somehow reminiscent to some stuff by Frank Zappa, but voice and appearance of Miss Robert are beyond comparison. Miss Roberts - vocals, harmonica; Cos Chapman - guitar, bass; Guy Avern - bass, keyboard; Kate Newell - oboe, keyboard, concertina; Dylan Bates - violin, trumpet; & special guest - drums. Just having a vinyl out so YIEHA


10.30pm - Lonesome Cowboys from Hell:

a mix of traditional and self-constructed instruments creates music that can best be described as “psycho-country”, fronted by Frank E. (Calum F. Kerr) whose lyrics have been called “the last word on what's to be said about the art-world”. Seriously one of the most interesting combos that came out of the “noughties”. “JK-EE” Tim Fitcroft – ukuleles, guitar, accordion; “Jan E. blister” Jan Suchanek – bucket bass; “A.N.Other Musician” Billy Smith – fiddle; John “D. Vile” Devolle – drums. Just having an EP, t-shirts and website out so YIEHA


11.30pm - Mescaline for Ministers:

A tribute to Peyoti for President, who have been touring world wide with famous Manu Chao and are London's most sought-after world fusion band. Dance your shoes off. All musicians have requested to not reveal their ID... YIEHA





8:30pm - Hungry and the Hunted:

proper all-guns-blazing outlaw rebel rock'n'roll to warm you up, headed by Pakistani-born Azam Khan on guitar and vocals, with Roger Millington on bass and Sean 'Undercover brother' Malley on drums. Also a record / website / tshirt release: Magic Bullets.


9:30pm - The Connectors:

This is proper punk related rock'n'roll, fresh project of experienced musicians – no more can be revealed at this point. An energetic performance that will shake everyone even further. Again, remember where you've seen them first.


10:30pm - Saddam and the Lookalikes:

nomen est omen, but here finally we don't know who is who and what to expect. Is it punk? Actually, no. What is it then? Well, Saddam and the Lookalikes. Camden MacDonald, and some even more eminent performers. You thought you knew what is rock'n'roll? Come and see. Oh and they've got an EP out now too!!!


11:30pm - Anarchistwood:

can punk music be established? Like the Cramps with Patti Smith - Brady from the Legendary DNA Cowboys 31.01.09 ; Early Siouxsie - George @ IOTG 10.09.08 ; Butthole Surfers with Patti Smith and Crass - Organ Magazine 10.09.08. Nuff said? Hear for yourself. More than hear – see as well, since visuals are a strong part of this project. Err did I mention there's new merch stuff? Yes there is!

12:30-late: ...well the anarchic part of the festival...



The Incredible Itchy Nipplz :

probably the craziest DJ / performance cowboys you could not expect



Rirchard Niman :

famous for sculpture and collage but equally mind blowing as opera tenor singing "Old Man River"

Le Donne :

two ardent females of uncertain age and time, of no fixed language and uncertain mission.



Susie Showers :

her dark and ridiculous songs and poems have people wiping glitter and tears of laughter from their eyes. She pleases people of all ages. She hangs out in bars and dancehalls in Norwich. She is seen with London quirk-pronk-rock ensemble Perhaps Contraption as much as possible.



Bella Blue :

this is Bella Blue's final show - regular member of anarchistwood as singer, dancer and fashion adviser, Bella will be making her ultimate performance - a treat not to be missed as she gets to 'clean up' the NO:ID party. You may get wet....



Acid B .

Acid B has been rinsing out tracks for many years as a regular at Lost Vagueness' Chapel of Love and Loathing, Glastonbury's Shangri-La, the notorious Pedestal and Subterfuge. Eclectic tastes will be thrilled by Acid B who's selections never fail to delight.



PRNWhore :

Regular DJ and curator at Subterfuge with a long history of playing electronica, heavy metal, drum and bass, punk ass weirdness and creations of his own. Legend at Turnmills, The Dragon Festival,



Handsum Pete :

The elusive HP - sometimes known as London's GG Allin - Pete has been seen in some pretty sticky situations on stages across the UK and Germany. Musical performances with many costume changes will excite, disgust, amaze and shock in equal quantities. A regular part of the anarchistwood debacle.



Dirty Honky :

Dirty Honky, the pig-nosed clown alter-ego of artist Alexis Milne may well be seen clowning around Stoke Newington this weekend. Hopefully not advertising Garnier or shitting like in Basel.



punkvert :

Artists in multi-dimensional media will provide eye-candi on walls and throughout the air at NO:ID with their lush range of video, film, backdrops, fine art and embroidery throughout the festival. /

NO:ID is a network of artists in East London, a gallery, and a question of identity, and is working equally with fine arts, performance arts, and musicians.

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